College of Health Professions News Archive

Minority Health Institute receives $25K BRIDGE grant award
Gov. Jim Justice and Director Jill Upson of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) awarded $25,000 to the Marshall University Minority Health Institute to aid in their efforts to improve community health and economic development in Kanawha County, West Virginia. The pilot program, called Building Resources In Diverse Geographic Environments (BRIDGE), is a comprehensive community revitalization effort with a mission of addressing poverty, improving community-wide health, stimulating labor force participation and supporting economic development. The program also aims to combat substance abuse and improve crime rates, as well as neighborhood revitalization.
Huntington’s Kitchen unanimously accepted into prestigious teaching kitchen collaborative
Huntington’s Kitchen, the outreach community food center of Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and home of Marshall University’s Department of Dietetics, was unanimously accepted into the prestigious Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (TKC). TKC is a dynamic, action-oriented network of thought-leading organizations with existing and/or planned teaching kitchens that are capable of shaping next-generation strategy and collaborative research on best practices for integrative lifestyle transformation. 
Students to focus on heart health this Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, Marshall University’s Exercise Science department will offer a free Valentine’s Day event – the first annual Sweat-Heart Couples’ Walk. The department is hosting the event to encourage the community to walk together, and offering prizes valued at up to $230.00.
Dr. Jane C. Fotos Scholarship established for students in new DNP program
Mike and Jane Fotos recently established the Dr. Jane C. Fotos Scholarship to support full-time students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program. The student should be in good academic standing with a 3.25 GPA or higher.
Marshall and Glenville State partner to offer professional degree
Marshall University has partnered with Glenville State College to offer students a program of study leading to a Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training (PMSAT) degree. The agreement combines an undergraduate course of study at Glenville State with students later being accepted into the College of Health Professions at Marshall University.
Physical therapy professor invents therapeutic device to improve patient outcomes
Dr. Brad Profitt, assistant professor in the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, has developed a therapeutic device used to regain knee extension after an injury or surgery. Profitt has a patent pending for his invention and recently received a $10,000 grant from the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) to develop and produce a prototype.
Faculty members conduct concussion research to minimize brain injury in athletes
Two Marshall University faculty members in the School of Kinesiology have determined the style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football. Their preliminary study of college athletes was released July 16 and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis July 26–28.
Athletic training students present research at national convention
Students from Marshall University contributed their research on a national level at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Clinical Symposia and AT Expo held June 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Annual summer health science institute for ninth graders begins next week
Marshall University will welcome 65 rising ninth-grade students from around the entire state of West Virginia next week for its annual Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA) Summer Institute, “Fun with Science.”
Board of Governors approves new degree programs, including aviation
Following approval from the Marshall University Board of Governors during its summer meeting today at Glade Springs Resort, the university is a step closer to takeoff for its aviation degree programs.